This deserves a thread of it's own
"It has been a fantastic week of sailing and undoubtedly some of the best in my sailing career. Lake Garda isI truly a special place for sailing with the cliff faces and picturesque scenery. The lake has not lived up to its reputation of strong wind this week but all the sailors have had a great time. Itís still a fantastic feeling to win the Tornado Championships, its number 7 now. I think it may be quite a while till some one beats that. This year was different, no Olympic or funding pressures we just sailed because we love the boat and had a great time. This week has made it clear for me.. I can announce my Olympic retirement, multihulls is my scene and love sailing. The 49er just does not do it for me."
2 x Olympic Silver Medal (2000 & 2008)
7 x Tornado World Championships (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009)
5 x Tornado European (Nyberg) Championships (1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007)
2 x ISAF World Sailing Games (Multihull) (2002, 2006)
3 x Formula 18 World Championships (2004, 2005, 2007)
Only Gold ever eluded him